Diagnosis in neurosurgery

Remote intra-operative diagnosis in neurosurgery

Graham McHardy CSci FIBMS Department of Pathology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK   The introduction of digital slide scanning for remote reporting has restored an important service for patient healthcare at a Scottish hospital Telepathology is the process of digitising histological images for transmission electronically to remote centres, often for the purposes of diagnosis. Some telepathology systems employ robotic microscopes, which can be controlled remotely in order …

Almost half of cancer patients are diagnosed in late stages

Analysis by Cancer Research UK, released on Monday 22 September, concluded that 46% of cancers in England are diagnosed in the advanced stages. Given the importance of early diagnosis, this would indicates that almost half of cancer patients are diagnosed at a point when treatment will no longer be truly effective. The report, conducted by Incisive Health for CRUK, indicated …

Jimmy Lin of the Rare Genomics Institute: advancing gene therapies for rare disorders

Gene sequencing and replacement is no longer a distant and inaccessible practice for patients looking for faster diagnosis. However, when you're dealing with rare disorders, it is even harder to follow that path, as costs for sequencing are very high and replacing a gene in these cases, much more complex. Pharma is still betting more on a drug target strategy …